Hit-and-run DUI Point Loma
Officers examine the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday near Liberty Station. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

A predawn hit-and-run crash left a pair of teenage pedestrians injured Thursday – one gravely – and a motorist under arrest.

The two 18-year-old men were walking in the 2900 of Rosecrans Street near Liberty Station when a northbound Kia Forte driven by a 21-year-old woman struck them shortly after 4:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

Following the crash, the driver got out of her car and fled, Officer David O’Brien said. Patrol personnel found her a few blocks away and took her into custody on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run. The suspect’s name was not immediately available.

Paramedics took the victims to a hospital, where one was admitted with life-threatening trauma. The other suffered minor injuries, O’Brien said.

City News Service